English & Comparative Literature

Session I  (June 2 - June 27)


ENG 262 - American Literature to 1865 Founding, Disunion, Reunion

Luther Tyler - Associate Professor English

American fiction, poetry, autobiography, essays, speeches, songs, celebrations, and vilifications from the Founding to the Disunion and forced Reunion. Along with studying the greats Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Whitman, Stowe, Douglass, and Dickinson, the course will give a hearing to white Southerners writing, with disturbing resourcefulness, from within a culture willing to die rather than free from bondage black Americans of their own acquaintance and even the same "blood." Edgar Allan Poe, John J. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln are the writers who will represent for us the Southern culture from which they emerged.

Time:  M,W,TH 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: FND 102

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,375

Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)




Session II  (June 30 - July 25)


ENG 203 - Short Narrative

Marilyn Sides, Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

The writing of the short story; frequent class discussion of student writing, with some reference to established examples of the genre. Students who have taken this course once may register for it one additional time. Mandatory credit/noncredit.

Time:  M,W,TH 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: FND 227

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,375

Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


ENG 223 - Shakespeare Part 1:  The Elizabethan Period

Sarah Wall-Randall, Assistant Professor


The formative period of Shakespeare's genius: comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream andThe Merchant of Venice; histories such as Richard II and Henry IV (Part I); and tragedies such asJulius Caesar and Hamlet. We will undertake detailed study of Shakespeare's poetic language and will examine the dramatic form of the plays and the performance practices of Shakespeare's time. We will also explore important themes, ranging from gender relations and identities to national self-consciousness. The viewing and analysis of contemporary performances and films will be integrated into the work of the course.

Prerequisite:  ENG 120 or permission of the instructor.                          

Time:  T,W,TH (1:00-4:00pm)

Location: FND 121

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Course Fee: $2,375

Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


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